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Photo: Shutterstock Total unbelted deadly wrecks increased nine percent from 2015 to 2016. In Texas, it’s the law for both drivers and passengers to wear a seat belt in both the front and back seat of the vehicle. As part of the annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign, law...
(Credit: Travis County Jail) A judge has ordered a second mental health examination of a young man suspected of stabbing four students at the University of Texas. State District Judge Tamara Needles has ordered an examination of Kendrex White independent of the one commissioned...
(Credit: Texas Workforce Commission) The Texas economy expanded in April with the addition of 30,400 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.0 percent. “Texas employers continue to create jobs in the broad based...
(Credit: Austin Independent School District) Kealing School Park’s project has been selected as a winner of the national ‘Meet Me at the Park’ campaign and will receive a $20,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company,...
Photo: Cutting the ribbon on Bark & Zoom are from left: Jim Smith, Executive Director, Austin-Bergstrom International; William McLeroy, Taurus Academy; Bradley Scott, President, Scott Airport Parking; Chris Von Dohlen, Partner, Scott Airport Parking. Scott Airport Parking...
UT logo The University of Texas at Austin plans to hold its outdoor, university-wide commencement on Saturday, May 20 on the Main Mall, south of the UT Tower, as scheduled but has a backup plan to hold the event Sunday, May 21 in the event weather poses a danger. If commencement...
letter sent out this morning: "Safety is the top priority of Stony Point High School and Round Rock ISD. Ensuring a safe and secure learning environment requires partnership between students, parents, employees, as well as our public safety partners. To keep parents informed,...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) The annual report on how well the city and county is doing overall came out today. The Community Action Network's 25th anniversary report shows that unemployment rates are down, more kids are graduating school, and crime rates are down. "The heartbreaking thing...
(Photo: Shutterstock/Luis Molinero) Like it or not, in Texas if you test positive for a sexually transmitted infection, not only will you and your doctor find out about it, so will the health department. Austin Public Health has a team of investigators dedicated to getting in...